Installing Solar Panels

Thinking About Installing Solar Panels At Your Home Or Business?

Jefferson Energy Cooperative supports the use of new and renewable energy sources such as solar.

If you are considering a solar installation at your residence, please give us a call at 1-877-JEFFERSON.  We are here to help you evaluate if a solar installation will be beneficial for you and to help you accurately determine the amount of savings you can expect on your power bill.  JEC is very much for helping the environment by utilizing solar, but we also want to help our members make informed decisions, based on accurate facts and information.  Correct assumptions and data used in the evaluation of solar is key to providing an accurate economic assessment, justification, projected savings, and payback of the solar system.  JEC can assist you with verifying these assumptions and data so that the most accurate evaluation can be completed.

If you are considering a solar installation, please review the Distributed Generation documents below.  For more information, please call Tiffany Davis at 706-547-2167.

How do solar photovoltaic (PV) panels work?

Solar panels absorb the sun’s energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter to convert it to usable AC electricity. At that point, you either use the electricity in your house or send it back to the electric grid.

Can I go off grid with solar panels?

When you install solar panels on your property, you will still be connected to the grid. This allows you to draw from the grid when your system is not producing all of the power that you need and send power back to the grid when you produce more than you use.

Do my solar panels produce power when the sun isn’t shinning?

The amount of power your solar energy system can generate is dependent on sunlight. As a result, your solar panels will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy, and no energy at night.

What do I need to get started with my solar project?

Jefferson Energy is here to help you with a successful solar project. You will need the following:

  • Application and application fee ($75)
  • Contract with system description
  • Copy of approval by the county inspector
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